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Mariana and the Merchild: A Folk Tale from Chile
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802852041, Hardcover)Old Mariana longs for friendship, but she is feared by the village children and fearful of the hungry sea-wolves that hide in the sea-caves near her hut. When one day Marianna finds a Merchild inside a crab shell her whole life changes- but she knows that one day, when the sea is calm again, the Merchilds mother will come to take her back. A memorable story of unconditinal love, this poetic retelling of a traditional South American folk tale beautifully conveys the joy that may come if you open your heart to what you cannot keep.
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A childless old woman is given a merbaby to raise until the child can safely return to the sea.
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